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Mr. Xin Song, CEO of China Gold International Resources, receives prestigious recognition by China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association

December 21, 2012
VANCOUVER, December 21, 2012 - China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. (TSX: CGG; HKEx: 2099) is pleased to announce that on December 12, 2012, Mr. Xin Song, the Company's CEO, was awarded as one of the "Influential Figures of Chinese Non-ferrous Metals Industry in 2012" by China Non-ferrous Metals Industry Association, the most influential national non-profit organization in the PRC which represents the interests of non-ferrous industry players.

The award recognizes Mr. Song's achievements in the reorganization of resources, international strategy, market development, technological innovation and fulfilling corporate social responsibilities since he became the CEO of China Gold International Resources in 2009.

About China Gold International Resources

China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada and operates both the CSH Gold Mine in Inner Mongolia, and the Jiama Copper-Polymetallic Mine in Tibet Autonomous Region of China. CGG's objective is to continue to build shareholder value by growing production at its current mining operations, expanding its resource base, and aggressively acquiring and developing new projects internationally. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CGG) and the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx: 2099).

About China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association

China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association ("CNIA") is a national, non-profit industrial management organization formed by enterprises, institutional establishments, social groups, organizations and individuals in China's nonferrous metals industry. CNIA establishes and improves the self-disciplinary mechanism of the industry, advises the Government and actively brings into display its role in bridging and linking the Government and the enterprises, and promotes the positive development of the non-ferrous metals industry of China. The Association issues regular industry updates and analyses, setting standards for industry players to reference and follow.

For additional information:

Elena Kazimirova
Investor Relations Manager and Financial Analyst
Tel: +1.604.695 5031 
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.chinagoldintl.com

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